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Shona customs

Clive Kileff

Shona customs

essays by African writers

by Clive Kileff

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Published by Mambo Press in [Gweìo, Rhodesia] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shona (African people)

  • Edition Notes

    Selections from an essay competition on Shona culture and traditions, held in 1968.

    Statementedited by Clive and Peggy Kileff.
    ContributionsKileff, Peggy, joint comp.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT962.42 .K54
    The Physical Object
    Pagination104 p.
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5462716M
    LC Control Number73165356


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